Let’s start with what we know.  Charlie Strong takes over as coach with 16 starters returning from a team which went 11-2 last season.

They have the best QB–Quinton Flowers in the American Athletic Conference and (aside from Lamar Jackson) East of the Mississippi.

They have a schedule, which began with a road win at San Jose State on Saturday night, in which they should be projected as a favorite in every game they play.

At the very least, the Bulls of South Florida, should power their way to a major bowl slot as the best team of the Group of 5 conferences which gets an automatic bid each season.  The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.